Environmental ConcentrationEnvironmental Concentration

Bachelor of Science in Earth Science: Environmental Concentration

The environmental concentration is a 120-credit program.

Get a description of all our earth science courses from our Course Catalog.

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing your degree in four years. 

First Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*EAS 150 Introduction to Geology

4 crs.

*EAS 240 Introduction to Meteorology

4 crs.

**ENG 101 English Composition I3 crs.
**UNI 100 First-Year Seminar1 cr.
**Math Course (MAT 181 College Algebra)3 crs.
Second Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits

**ENG 102 English Composition II

CHE 103 Chemistry for Everyday World

3 crs.

3 crs.

*EAS 200 Historical Geology3 crs.
General Education Courses6 crs.

Third Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits

*BIO 103 Contemporary Issues in Biology

3 crs.

*EAS 230 Earth Resources

3 crs.

Math Elective

3 crs.

General Education Course, Minor OR Elective Courses

3 crs.

PHY 121 General Physics I4 crs.

Fourth Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits

*ENS 101 Introduction to Environmental Science

3 crs.

Math Elective

3 crs.

General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

9 crs.


Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*EAS 300 Natural Hazards

3 crs.

300- or 400-level Earth Science Elective

3 crs.

General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

6 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

EAS 343 Geomorphology

EAS 413 Environmental Applications in GIS


3 crs.

3 crs.


300- or 400-level General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

9 crs.


Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

EAS 441 Advanced Environment Geology

3 crs.

General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

12 crs.

Eighth Semester – 12 credits
CourseCredits

300- or 400-level Earth Science Electives

6 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

6 crs.

* Required major and related courses
** Required and recommended General Education courses